CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the Games looming in the coming weeks, a few Crimson will be on a world stage competing for Olympic gold in Sochi, Russia. Though the Harvard women's hockey team has sent three players and its head coach to the United States' roster, it has maintained a level of success this season that is hard to match – and it's garnering national attention.
Recently, the New York Times highlighted Harvard and Minnesota, the two programs hit the hardest in terms of roster depletion, in Pat Borzi's article, "In Rinks Beyond Soch, a Chance for Players Left Behind." With just seven games remaining in the regular season, and with one of the smallest rosters in the nation – a total of 16 skaters and two goalies – Harvard (17-2-3, 13-2-2 ECAC) sits in first place in the conference standings and has been ranked in the nation's top-5 since Nov. 18. Thanks to stellar defense and a consistent scoring attack, the Crimson is in prime position to continue its success into the post season.